Engage and grow
Studying has given you a valuable initial capital that is worth cherishing. The university provides you with a number of opportunities to develop your skills through the alumni network. As a member, you will receive information on continuing education and the latest research results. You will also have the opportunity to become a mentor and develop your leadership, coaching and interaction skills.
Once you have joined the alumni network, you will receive information about continuing education opportunities. Continuing education at Aalto University is provided by:
Mentoring – sharing working life experiences
In the Aalto University mentoring programme, alumni can mentor students, also referred to as actors. The experienced alumni, the mentors, and the actors share experiences, know-how and opinions during one year.
The goal of the mentoring programme is to attain professional and intellectual growth, clarify the career options of students and help them to excel in their studies. The mentors get the opportunity to develop as mentors and coaches, strengthen their working life skills and get insight into the ideas of young students. After participating in the programme, mentors often say that they got more out of the programme than they had expected.
“I was happy and proud when my mentee graduated with flying colours and got a new, excellent job.” Mentor
“Getting some new, fresh ideas and helping a student felt good and provided a change. Distancing myself from my everyday routines was also refreshing. An excellent experience.” Mentor
“I was hoping to hear experiences and thoughts from someone who had been in working life for a long time and I got what I wanted. I gained a lot of good advice and many useful viewpoints and pieces of information. I also learnt a lot about myself. The entire mentoring process exceeded my expectations.” Student
“Mentoring has given me strength to strive forward.” Student